Shore Vineyard Church
Loving God, Loving Others

Our Beliefs

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Our Core Beliefs

Vineyard Values

A church's values are often unseen, but they are powerful drivers of how we relate to people and to God. In Vineyard churches we value:

The Pursuit of God

We are hungry to know God's presence, hear His voice and pursue Him (Psalm 63:1-3).

Christlikeness

We desire that through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus' love, mercy, grace, truth, purity, power and integrity will shine through all that we are and do (Ephesians 5:2).

The Mercy of God

Mercy is fundamental to all God does in salvation. We, therefore, aim to extend mercy to one another and to all to whom we minister (Colossians 3:12,13)

Prayer

Prayer is a primary means of our communication and relationship with God (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Philippians 4:6).

Integrity

It is important for us to speak the truth, deal honestly and live uprightly (Ephesians 4:15).

Servant Leadership

We aim to exercise leadership with humility, selflessness, grace, care for the people and a sincere desire to build up the Body of Christ (Mark 10:37,44-45).

The Individual

Single or married, we want to enable and support mature relationships and family growth (Romans 12:9-10).

Relationships

We are honoured by every person God adds to the Vineyard. We aim to maintain mutual respect, open communication, determined co-operation and believe and speak the best about each other (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

Unity

All who belong to Christ are one in His Body, the Church. We aim to maintain unity by honouring all who call on Jesus' name and by seeking relationship with all parts of the Church (John 17:21-23).

Reality

We aim to walk in the Spirit and see supernatural works of God, while also valuing the intellect and our physical humanity (James 1:5).

Simplicity

We wish to do nothing for "religious effect" but to act in natural, non-hyped ways. We desire to do the ministry of Christ with joy (Philippians 4:4).

Cultural Relevance

We aim to speak and act in ways in which our culture can respond positively. For example, we value worship music in a style that is relevant to our time and society, and the people our churches are reaching (1 Corinthians 9:19-23).

Fruit and Gifts

We value living and expressing the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit. We value character above giftedness.

Liberty

We want to create freedom to follow Jesus rather than conforming to arbitrary standards. We embrace grace, not legalism.

Sovereignty of Holy Spirit

We want to maintain flexible structures, traditions and practices to allow the Holy Spirit to move sovereignly.